A special Syrian Supper with Gingko to launch The Culinary Crescent
with talk by the author, Peter Heine.
Copies of the book will also be available to buy on the night.
The Hands Up Foundation is thrilled to bring you a very special Syrian Supper Club to celebrate the launch of "The Culinary Crescent", set to be published in October. This beautifully illustrated book is a history of pan-Middle Eastern food, explaining how cuisine interweaves with religion, history, tradition and folklore in the region. It has about 70 Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Jewish and Mughal recipes, and goes beyond the Islamic world to include Christian and Jewish cultures. The book is a translation by Peter Lewis from Peter Heine’s German original.
And what better way to launch such a book than with a Syrian Supper? Come down to the E5 Bakehouse in Hackney, where the original suppers started, and feast on some of the finest food that Syrian cuisine has to offer, courtesy of long time SSC chef Ruth Quinlan.
The house rules
We like to place guests at our Syrian Suppers, so please make sure you let us know in the notes when booking if you'd like to be seated with particular people who have booked separately.
A cocktail on the house to start and plenty of booze will be available to buy on the night, never fear.
We do also cater for vegan/veggie and dairy/nut free, so please highlight this in the notes when booking so that the right food comes your way.
In terms of cancellation, we can offer a full refund on a ticket as long as you let us know at least three days before the event. This is to ensure that we don't end up with empty seats round the dinner table, and each supper raises the maximum it can for the aid projects we fund in Syria.